Climbing the Eiffel Tower and enjoying a cruise on the Seine are, without a doubt, two of the top plans for your trip to Paris.
If you're sure you're going to enjoy both, I recommend you buy a ticket that combines the two experiences. This way, you will save time and money, as you may benefit from a discount, but the most important thing is that you won't have to waste time queuing to buy your ticket, but you will only have to wait at the security checkpoint. Are you up for it?
Enjoy the two best attractions in Paris
What better way to discover Paris than to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine with this ticket with audio guide and priority access. Don't wait any longer!
Thanks to this ticket with audio guide you will be able to go up to the second and third levels of the Eiffel Tower without having to wait in the long queue that characterises the "Iron Lady". In addition, with this product you will also have access to a cruise on the Seine River, lasting approximately one hour, during which you will be able to see the most iconic monuments of Paris such as the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Louvre Museum.
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How to buy tickets to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine?
The combined ticket to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine can be purchased conveniently online. There are several companies offering this package for travellers visiting Paris. This is a highly recommended option, as it guarantees you priority access to both attractions without queuing, saving you time, and the price of the combined ticket (from around 90 euros) is usually cheaper than the sum of the separate tickets to both attractions.
When is the best time to enjoy the Eiffel Tower and the Seine?
The combined ticket for the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River cruise is available on the same day. In fact, the tour lasts approximately two and a half hours, one hour for each attraction, and can be booked in the morning or in the afternoon. The first visit will take place at the Eiffel Tower and, once you've finished, you'll head to the Pont de Bir-Hakeim from where the Seine River cruise will depart.
Although I recommend that if you have the opportunity, you do it as late as possible, as the cruise is even more beautiful after sunset. The illuminated city of Paris captivates everyone who sees it. Of course, early in the morning there will be fewer tourists and the visit will always be more comfortable.
How much can I save with a combined Eiffel Tower and Seine cruise ticket?
The combined ticket to climb the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine is priced from €90, while the Eiffel Tower ascent costs from €30 and the Seine cruise, depending on the time of day and the services included, costs vary greatly. So, depending on the time of year you buy it, you can save a few euros.
But the real benefit of this combined ticket is the time saving, as you will have priority access to both attractions without queuing, so you won't waste any time except at the Eiffel Tower security checkpoint, which is something you need to keep in mind if you want to make the most of your trip to the City of Light.
Read the Eiffel Tower ticket prices post for more information.
How to get from the Eiffel Tower to the departure point of the Seine cruise?
The combined ticket for the Eiffel Tower and Seine cruise is also very convenient, as the boat departs from the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, which is located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. To get to both sites you can choose between the metro, bus, car or train. In my opinion, the most convenient is the metro.
- Metro: There are three metro stations next to the Eiffel Tower: Trocadéro, Bir-Hakeim and École-Militaire, and from all three you can comfortably walk there in just a few minutes. Visit the metro map: and read the post how to use the Paris metro so you won't have any doubts.
- Train: Take line C and get off at Champ de Mars station. From there to the Eiffel Tower it's only a seven-minute ride.
- Bus: The lines that pass by the Eiffel Tower are 42, 69, 82 and 87. From the bus stop to the Eiffel Tower it will take you approximately eight to ten minutes.
- Car: If you go by car you should bear in mind that the Eiffel Tower does not have its own car park, but there are three car parks very close to the monument: Pullman Tour Eiffel (the most convenient option as it is less than a minute's walk away, at 18 Av. de Suffren); Parking Paris Autocar (located at 443 Avenue Joseph Bouvard, approximately eight minutes on foot), and Parking Indigo Joffre École Militaire (at 2 Place Joffre, approximately 10 minutes from the Eiffel Tower).
Where to eat near the Eiffel Tower and the Seine Cruise?
The Eiffel Tower is very close to the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, which is where the Seine cruises depart. If you want to have lunch before or after both attractions, here are the best places to eat.
- Francette: French restaurant offering non-stop service from Monday to Saturday from 12 noon to 1am and on Sundays from 12 noon to 9.30pm.
- Brasserie de la Tour Eiffel: A classic Parisian restaurant with a long tradition dating back to 1910. It offers a continuous service from 11.30 am to 11 pm. The dishes are delicious and have a great variety.
- Café Gustave: A modern and elegant restaurant next to the Eiffel Tower serving traditional dishes. The service is attentive and professional and it is open every day of the week from 7am to midnight.
- Chez Pippo: Next to the Eiffel Tower, this pleasant Italian restaurant offers pasta, risottos and other delicious dishes. The service is very attentive and it is open every day of the week from 10am to 10pm.
Note that you can also eat at one of the Eiffel Tower restaurants: 58 Tour Eiffel, Le Jules Verne or Bar à Champagne. And, also, I leave you the post restaurants near the Eiffel Tower.
What will I see from the Eiffel Tower and from a cruise on the Seine?
The Eiffel Tower and the Seine river cruise are two of the must-see attractions on your trip to Paris.
- Eiffel Tower: With a height of 324 metres, the Eiffel Tower is one of the best observatories from which to contemplate the beauty of the city of Paris. From the top you will be able to see the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Seine River, the Champs Elysées, the Louvre Museum... Moreover, at the highest level you will be able to see a reconstruction of the office of the architect who devised this attraction, Guste Eiffel. If you want more details, read the post Views from the Eiffel Tower.
- Cruise: On the cruise along the Seine you will have the opportunity to see the most spectacular monuments of Paris such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum or the Eiffel Tower.
Tips for a combined visit to the Eiffel Tower and a Seine River Cruise
If you decide to buy a combined ticket to visit the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise on the Seine, it is important that you take into account the following tips.
- Buy your ticket in advance so you don't miss out.
- It is a highly recommended experience, as you will have the opportunity to enjoy both attractions without wasting time queuing.
- The best time of day to enjoy this combined ticket is late in the day, as having the opportunity to climb the Eiffel Tower after dark, as well as seeing it illuminated from the Seine is an unforgettable experience. I leave you the post Eiffel Tower at night to know all the details.
- The best days of the week to enjoy this entrance are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, as there are fewer visitors and you will be able to enjoy both attractions more comfortably.
- Please note that the Eiffel Tower is closed on Bastille Day, 14 July. Also, there are certain days of the year when the Seine cruise may be subject to changes in the schedule, such as Christmas, New Year's Eve... when special celebrations take place with additional supplements.
- If possible, take the stairs at the Eiffel Tower, so you won't waste unnecessary time queuing in the lift and you can enjoy the beauty of the city at every step.
- And to help you organise a perfect trip to Paris, from start to finish, visit the post What to see and do in Paris, you will find a variety of plans for all tastes and ages.